Editor’s Comment

One Year of Progress.

One year ago, we launched The Global Intelligence with a resolve to connect and thrive. Created to act independently, this journal’s goal is to identify major tendencies, achievements, and fallouts in world affairs and defense matters in order to make our planet a better place for all.

Words cannot fully convey our gratitude to everyone who has given their enthusiastic support to our efforts. We are grateful to all readers and patrons for reaching this milestone.

While I cannot predict our destiny, I would be surprised to see if an action does not have a reaction. Our world is a fascinating place, and new layers are revealed to us every moment. Within, actions and ideas are too often selfishly motivated with regional, religious, and ideological bias. Our magazine holds instead that we live in heterogeneous nations on a unified globe.

Our policy epitomizes the world as one nation, respecting all national boundaries, languages, cultures, and aspirations in a secular-democratic manner. We should learn to solve our problems in peaceful and sustainable ways. We have already done enough damage to our mother nature. We should learn from our past mistakes and adopt a behavior that allows other species to live in this world in natural harmony without sending them closer to extinction.

An ethic of conservation is essential today, and even more will be required tomorrow. We have overused resources that were easily available: air, water, land, forest, fisheries, coal, gasoline, and all kinds of flora and fauna. We didn’t care about abusing them. Now climate change is bringing with it more extreme weather patterns, and not everyone can afford to adapt.

In this issue of The Global Intelligence, we would also like to salute two brave, female activists, Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who dared to fight against injustice for the rights of their compatriots. Suu Kyi resisted all her life against the repressive Burmese military rulers who kept her country in isolation for half a century. Malala, an inspiring symbol for gender equality everywhere, was pushing for the right of women to an education in Pakistan and was shot for it in an attempted assassination by the Taliban.

These two great personalities, Aung San Suu Kyi and Malala Yousufzai, are inspirations for the year ahead. We hope that their courage and wisdom prevails among us to guide our world’s progress.

— Probir Kumar Sarkar

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